Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Linux Foundation's new Linux Certification program

By Vasudev Ram

Saw this recently via the newsletter I get from The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is introducing a new Linux certification program. It will be available anywhere, online.

Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, has details about it in this blog post:

Linux Growth Demands Bigger Talent Pool

There are two certifications:

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS)

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer (LFCE)

These Linux certifications are likely to be a good value addition to anyone seeking to start or grow a career involving Linux, since they are from the official foundation that is behind Linux - the Linux Foundation, which does a lot of work related to sponsoring Linux development (*), conducting conferences like LinuxCon, etc.

In fact, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux Torvalds, the founder of Linux - Linus is a Linux Foundation Fellow. See this page about the Linux Fellow Program - Linus's name is at the top of the list of Linux Fellows.
On a related note, if you are into Linux and would like to learn how to write Linux command-line utilities in C, check out this blog post by me on the topic of Developing a Linux command-line utility in C, an article I wrote for IBM developerWorks a while ago. It got many views and a 4-star rating, and some people have told me they used the article (which is a tutorial) as a guide to developing command-line utilities on Linux for production use.

- Vasudev Ram - Python and Linux training and consulting - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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